Affirmative action proposed for Arabs who served in IDF

New legislation seeks to have the government prefer minorities who served in the IDF when hiring workers.

The proposal by MK Motti Yogev (Bayit Yehudi) states that Druse, Beduin, Muslims, Christians, immigrants from Ethiopia and others, who served in the IDF or civilian service, will be beneficiaries of affirmative action, over minorities who did not serve the country.

The bill’s explanatory portion states that: “There are minorities in the State of Israel who chose to tie their fates to that of the country and dedicate their best years to serve in the IDF or civilian service, in many cases making great social and family-related sacrifices. Some face discrimination in the area where they live and some face violence and incitement only because they chose to serve the State of Israel and integrate in it.”


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